Skygazers were treated to “the biggest and brightest” supermoon of the year as it rose across Britain on Monday.

The full moon, also known as the Wolf Moon, appeared about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the sky.

Described by Nasa as “the most super of the three supermoons this winter”, it is the first of the two full moons in January.

The next event, the so-called Blue Moon, is expected to take place on January 31.

Supermoons happen when a full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee – a point when it is closest to Earth.